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The Spanish ulcer : a history of the Peninsular War

Author: David Gates
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2001, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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At last in paperback: The story of the savage war that drained Napoleon's armies and set the stage for his ultimate defeat at Waterloo. "A splendid book."-New York Times Book Review.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gates
ISBN: 0306810832 9780306810831
OCLC Number: 48480128
Description: xiv, 557 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The origins of the Peninsular War --
The Iberian theatre --
The Spanish in revolt --
The intractable north --
Britain intervenes --
The French resurgent --
The British campaign in Spain, 1808-9 --
Victor on the Guadiana --
The return to Saragossa --
Soult's invasion of Portugal, Spring 1809 --
A crisis in the north-west --
A tale of two cities --
The Talavera campaign --
The Junta's Autumn offensive, 1809 --
Massena's invasion of Portugal, 1810-11 --
The harassed Viceroy, Soult in Andalusia, 1810-11 --
The war in the west and south, 1810-11 --
Defiant Catalonia, December 1809-10 --
Political, economic and military undercurrents, c1810-12 --
Suchet invades Valencia --
Forcing Spain's gates --
The Salamanca campaign --
Madrid and Moscow --
The advance to the Pyrenees, 1813 --
The repercussions of Vitoria : the collapse in the south-east --
The 'Battle of the Pyrenees' --
Twilight --
The last days.
Responsibility: David Gates.

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